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Member Spotlight: Zakry Schwartz
Member Spotlight: Zakry Schwartz

Zakry Schwartz, as one of the youngest LIOs in history and a recipient of the 2024 Emerging Leader award, is undoubtedly a figure worth spotlighting. Continue Reading

Postedby Emily Sudar
Date posted04/17/2024


2024 Spring Regional Social Events
2024 Spring Regional Social Events

The Spring Education Committee has lined up two great networking social events for the 2024 Spring Regional in Marshfield: Wednesday Night (June 5th)Come join us for a night of axe throwing and other games at The Grey Dog Axe Throwing in Downtown Marshfield. Enjoy the full experience of training,... Continue Reading

Postedby Nicole Barbiaux
Date posted04/16/2024


The Scholarship Endowment Surpasses $80,000!!!
The Scholarship Endowment Surpasses $80,000!!!

The Scholarship Endowment surpasses $80,000!!! Continue Reading

Postedby Adam Derringer
Date posted04/15/2024


2024 Spring Regional Registration is Open!
2024 Spring Regional Registration is Open!

The WLIA Spring Education committee is excited to announce that registration for our 2024 Spring Regional Meeting is now open! Join us June 5-7th, 2024 at Hotel Marshfield in Marshfield, WI! We've got some great informative educational sessions planned, and fun networking events in store for you.... Continue Reading

Postedby Nicole Barbiaux
Date posted04/9/2024


Accepting Applications for the Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Accepting Applications for the Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Do you know a student in Geography, GIS, or a related field? Please encourage them to apply for the Damon Anderson Memorial Scholarship. This year the WLIA Foundation is awarding up to three (3) scholarships of $1,500 each. If you are a student, don't be shy, apply! Apply for the Damon Anderson... Continue Reading

Postedby Jennifer Borlick
Date posted04/3/2024


WLIA Technical Committee Seeks New Members & Engagement with Task Forces
WLIA Technical Committee Seeks New Members & Engagement with Task Forces

The WLIA Technical Issues and Information Policies Committee is looking to increase our membership in 2024 and we hope you want to get involved! Tracking and reporting on the status of Wisconsin’s Foundational Layers is a core activity of this group. Also, as important issues arise that... Continue Reading

Postedby Jaime Martindale
Date posted03/20/2024


2024 WLIA Map Contest Awards - The Champions of Cartography!
2024 WLIA Map Contest Awards - The Champions of Cartography!

In a record-breaking turnout, a total of 70 maps were submitted to the 2024 WLIA Annual Conference Map Contest. This year featured a brand-new Youth Map Contest, where we had 14 outstanding entries submitted by kids ages 5 years old to 15 years old! A special thank you to the Map Gallery... Continue Reading

Postedby Grace White
Date posted03/20/2024


Welcome New Board of Directors!
Welcome New Board of Directors!

At the 2024 Annual Conference, the reigns were handed over as Jennifer Borlick became past president and Colter Sikora became WLIA's president. Kimberly Christman was elected as president-elect and 7 new individuals were elected to serve as the newest members of the WLIA Board of Directors: Sara... Continue Reading

Postedby Nicole Barbiaux
Date posted03/19/2024


2024 Annual Conference Best Presentation Award Goes to...
2024 Annual Conference Best Presentation Award Goes to...

Congratulations to the group of Nick Gamroth, Nicole Hoeppner, Troy Everson, and Brian Braithwaite for their presentation of Nothing Personal...Just Keepin' It Real - Managing the Spatial Component of the Personal Property Shift to the Real Estate Roll receiving the People's Votes for the Best... Continue Reading

Postedby Nicole Barbiaux
Date posted03/18/2024


2024 Winter Message from the Past President
2024 Winter Message from the Past President

Hello WLIA Members, As I move into my Past President Role, I wanted to send you all a final Message. The 37th Annual Conference was a record breaker all around. We had over 400 attendees, a record number of exhibitors and sponsors, and to the thrill of everyone have raised over $9,000 for... Continue Reading

Postedby Jennifer Borlick
Date posted03/14/2024


2024 Award Winners
2024 Award Winners

2023 WLIA Awards Continue Reading

Postedby Jennifer Borlick
Date posted03/11/2024


2024 Spring Regional - Save the Date!
2024 Spring Regional - Save the Date!

Save The Date! This June (5th - 7th), we are headed to Marshfield for the WLIA 2024 Spring Regional! Hotel rooms are available now. Hotel Information: Hotel Marshfield - 715-387-2700 https://www.hotelmarshfield.com/ $98 flat rate for government and non-government employees. To... Continue Reading

Postedby Nicole Barbiaux
Date posted03/11/2024